Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Public Health Officials have asked for places worship to close forthwith owing to the severity of the current Covid-19 situation. In the light of this, St. Oswald’s Church will not be holding services until further notice.
In the meantime, we will post a national or Diocesan Church of England Sunday Service from 9am onward each week and a sermon by the Vicar or a colleague at 2pm all on the Blog. For further updates please also check the blog.
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Faith groups across Lancashire are being urged to stop all communal prayer and worship for the whole of Lockdown 3 to help reduce the spread of the new Covid-19 variant.
Public health leaders from Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council have tonight (January 7) written a joint letter to all faith communities as the county reaches a “critical stage of the pandemic”.
They said the NHS in Lancashire is “under enormous strain” and argue there are “significant infection risks” to people socialising before and after worship.